Tag: "protection" at medical news
Wide-spread use of intranasal flu vaccine does not show unexpected serious risks
...al influenza vaccination is the primary method for protection
against influenza illness, according to background information in the article. Until the 2002-2003 influenza season, the only licensed influenza vaccine in the United States was the inactivated, trivalent (reacting immunologically with three differen...
Updated infection-control guidelines focus on patients, personnel in the cardiovascular cath lab
... earlier version. They outline the preparation and protection
of patients, the protection
of interventional cardiologists and staff, and laboratory maintenance," Dr. Chambers said. "When inf...
Scientists directly view immune cells interacting to avert autoimmunity
...ion of each with the dendritic cells that leads to protection
from autoimmune assaults. Analyzing these physical... models, and this study begins to analyze how such protection
occurs in vivo, she explained. "By understanding the interplay between pathogenic cells and protecti...
Light to moderate alcohol consumption not beneficial to health
...derate drinkers. Dr Jackson states: "Any coronary protection
from light to moderate drinking will be very small and unlikely to outweigh the harmsDo not assume there is a window in which the health benefits of alcohol are greater than the harms there is probably no free lunch."...
Study reveals severity of go-cart injuries
...as exposed gas tanks, machinery and engines and no protection
for the head, arms and legs. "With the exception of seat belts, none of the safety features that are built into cars are included on go-karts," Cline said. It could not be determined whether four of the patients were wearing helmets. Ten of the remai...
Report shows steep rise in support for health charities that don't fund animal tests
...Humane Giving, a coalition of physician and animal protection
groups. Today, nearly 250 health charities have received certification; there is no charge for certification....
Higher dose formulation of FOSRENOL approved to reduce serum phosphorus in esrd patients
...in niche markets with strong intellectual property protection
either in the US or Europe. For further information on Shire, please visit the Company's website: http://www.shire.com . "SAFE HARBOR" STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995 Statements included herein tha...
Ethics in a pandemic
...ly. A flu pandemic, where there may be no absolute protection
or cure, would put far greater pressures on health...ve means, should balance individual liberties with protection
of public from harm and should build in safeguards such as the right of appeal. 2. Governments and t...
Aspirin may help the heart, but one in ten patients will also develop an ulcer, new research shows
... patients prescribed low-dose aspirin for vascular protection
- doses between 75-300 mg a day. "Other similar studies have found people taking low doses of aspirin are about two to four times more likely to be hospitalised with an ulcer bleed.What has not been quite clear is whether this is due to aspirin patie...
New vaccine platform may fight infections with causes from influenza to bioterrorism
...d on activated T-cells of the immune system offers protection
from infection even in the absence of essential im.... Nov. 23, 2005, at www.jci.org . "In addition to protection
against pneumocystis, our vaccine platform may be effective in preventing viral illnesses such as in...
Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects
... further ahead in development, that would serve as protection
against defects." Because older mothers naturally have an increased risk of giving birth to children with birth defects, the researchers used statistical models to factor out age, race and even education levels that could have led to inaccurate resul...
Researchers reveals how certain chemicals protect the brain against cell damage
...ies have shown that PGE2 can actually provide some protection
against brain cell death by binding to various PGE...ough it was already known that PGE2 can offer some protection
against neurotoxicity, Dor's study shows that this protection
is linked to stimulation of receptors ...
Governments need to act transparently to stem public anxiety about a human influenza pandemic
..., act transparently, and issue guidance on disease protection
as quickly as possible, states an editorial in this week's issue of The Lancet. The recent growth in momentum for action against avian influenza has been flanked by a rise in anxiety about the pandemic risk. These fears are perpetuated by politician...
World-first test of sun-damaged skin launched
...ed questions about their lifestyle, skin type, sun protection
regime, and more. All the information is used to ...We then provide customised advice, such as the sun protection
factor and star rating of sun cream patients should buy, and further advice on how to apply it. We ...
Jefferson researchers find drug may give some cardiac protection 24 hours after heart attack
A drug has been shown to provide some protection
to the heart from injury even if given as much as ...opoietin (EPO), which has been shown to offer some protection
to the heart from injury from ischemia, or a lack of oxygen. In previous studies, Dr. Koch had given...
Trial shows malaria vaccine could protect young children from disease for 18 months
...hat the efficacy of the drug did not wane and that protection
against clinical malaria lasted for at least 18 mo...,S/AS02A candidate malaria vaccine confers partial protection
for at least 18 months against a range of clinical diseases caused by P falciparum in children livin...
Jefferson researchers find nanoparticle shows promise in reducing radiation side effects
...f to two-thirds, which was as good as the level of protection
given by Amifostine. "We also showed that the fullerene provided organ-specific protection," Dr. Dicker notes. "It protected the kidney from radiation-induced damage, for example, as well as certain parts of the nervous system." He explains that o...
Breastfeeding may protect against gluten intolerance (coeliac disease)
...es as to whether breastfeeding conferred permanent protection
against gluten intolerance or whether it merely delayed symptoms. Nor was it clear exactly how breastfeeding protects a child. It may be that a child is simply exposed to less gluten during weaning if s/he is being breastfed, suggest the authors. B...
Statins reduce the risk of stroke and death after carotid artery surgery
...rries a small risk of stroke. Statin drugs provide protection
against stroke and death for patients undergoing CEA when given during the week prior to surgery, according to a new study to be published in the November issue of the Journal of Vascular Surgery. "Carotid endarterectomy is the most frequently perfor...
Study: N.C. parents want tobacco use prevention to become higher priority
...ses the tobacco excise tax, support steps to boost protection
from second-hand smoke exposure and support invest...nts across the state support, especially increased protection
for children from secondhand smoke exposure," he said. "One recent study of 7th and 8th graders in N...
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